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Re: Nominate Dan Kaminsky for Most Overhyped Bug Pwnie Award
From: n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:00:18 +0100

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Sandy Vagina <bigsandyvagina () gmail com> wrote:

n3td3v wrote:
Please nominate Mr.DNS aka Dan Kaminsky for Most Overhyped Bug on the
Pwnie Awards 2008.

Perhaps if you bothered to read anywhere close to as much as you
write, you would have seen that Dino, one of the judges, specifically
disqualified this bug from the Pwnies for being too awesome:

http://blog.trailofbits.com/2008/07/09/dan-kaminsky-disqualified-from-most-overhyped-bug-pwnie/


Hi Sandy Vagina,

Looks like they did a U-turn after realising how over hyped the bug actually is.

Nominees

"
Unspecified DNS cache poisoning vulnerability (CVE-2008-1447)

Dan Kaminsky

Dan Kaminsky is credited with discovering some unspecified
vulnerabilities in DNS that allow for cache poisoning on a massive
the-intarweb-tubes-will-burst-and-flood-your-basement scale. There has
been massive media attention over this vulnerability and a large
amount of backlash in the security community over the lack of details.
When the full details of the vulnerability are revealed at BlackHat,
the masses will decide whether the hype and secrecy were worth it.
And, more importantly, the Pwnie Judges will vote on whether Dan gets
the Pwnie for Most Overhyped Bug.

"

http://pwnie-awards.org/2008/awards.html#overhypedbug

All the best,

n3td3v

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